Definitions of flue

  1. flat blade- like projection on the arm of an anchor
  2. a conduit to carry off smoke
  3. organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
  4. An inclosed passage way for establishing and directing a current of air, gases, etc.; an air passage
  5. A compartment or division of a chimney for conveying flame and smoke to the outer air.
  6. A passage way for conducting a current of fresh, foul, or heated air from one place to another.
  7. Light down, such as rises from cotton, fur, etc.; very fine lint or hair.
  8. In an organ flue pipe, the opening between the lower lip and the languet.
  9. A pipe or passage for conveying flame and hot gases through surrounding water in a boiler; - distinguished from a tube which holds water and is surrounded by fire. Small flues are called fire tubes or simply tubes.
  10. A pipe or passage to convey away smoke, hot air, etc.
  11. A passage for smoke in a chimney, leading from the fireplace to the top of the chimney, or into another passage; a pipe or tube for conveying heat to water in certain kinds of steam boilers; a passage in a wall for the purpose of conducting heat from one part of a building to another.
  12. To expand or splay, as the jambs of a window.
  13. Soft down or fur; very fine hair; flew.
  14. A money of account of Morocco of the value of 1- 12 of a cent.
  15. Chimney or channel for carrying off smoke or gas.
  16. A channel or passage for smoke, air, or gas from a fire; a chimney.
  17. A passage or pipe for conveying away smoke, or conveying heat. See Flute.
  18. Soft down, fur, or hair; stuff.
  19. A small chimney leading into a larger; a passage for conveying smoke and flame from a fire; a tube or shaft for conveying heat, & c.
  20. Nap or down; little feathers or flocks that stick to clothes.

Usage examples for flue

  1. Over and beneath boulders, squirming through bolt- holes and up flue- like openings, bruised and with bleeding hands, at last the top was reached, harsh with granite, and there to the right, on a gigantic splintered boulder which seemed to block the end of the ravine and to peer down into the blue bay below, was the crystal glinting in sunshine. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  2. This is placed in a shallow iron pan and dried on the hot iron boiler flue for at least 12 hours, being weighed before and after drying on scales reading to quarter ounces. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
  3. The efficiency of the furnace can be found by making analyses of the flue gases. – Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing by Rufus T. Strohm
  4. I thought, how in the deuce did he assay our ore without melting the snow on the cap of the flue? – Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew by Robert McReynolds
  5. The winding wooden staircase was black as a flue. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  6. The only safe rule is to have a separate flue to each fire. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  7. It was the result of an accident from the over- heating of a flue, which might have been doubly disastrous. – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  8. " Roberts stood out against the new flue as long as he could," said Mrs Morgan. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  9. The case of too short a funnel is more general than would be imagined, and often found where one would not expect it; for it is not uncommon in ill- contrived buildings, instead of having a separate funnel for each fire- place, to bend and turn the funnel of an upper room so as to make it enter the side of another flue that comes from below. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  10. The fire finds at last the weak point in the flue, and mischief is abroad. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  11. Then Kabibonokka entered, And though Shingebis, the diver, Felt his presence by the coldness, Felt his icy breath upon him, Still he did not cease his singing, Still he did not leave his laughing, Only turned the log a little, Only made the fire burn brighter, Made the sparks fly up the smoke- flue. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  12. These papers are examined in their presence, and if the number of votes given to any one do not constitute the majority, they are burnt in such a manner that the smoke, issuing through a flue, is visible to the crowd usually assembled in the square outside. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  13. To be sure, it was only through its products that her feelings were interested about the new flue, whereas the drawing- room carpet was a standing grievance. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  14. The only easy remedy here, is to keep the opening shut of that flue in which there is no fire. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  15. I've no doubt the reason it smokes so is, because that secret closet interferes with the flue. – I and My Chimney by Herman Melville
  16. In this room there had been a window and a flue, but they had been bricked over, evidently for many years. – The Boy Scouts Book of Stories by Various
  17. On top of these was a steel plate that carried a funnel at its front and a flue pipe at its rear; the funnel was fed through small pipes from two cans, one containing water and the other containing discarded engine oil. – Coming of Age: 1939-1946 by John Cox
  18. There was a great heap of dry logs in the fireplace, with pointed flames shooting out of its crevices and leaping into the gloomy, cave- like throat of the flue. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  19. Her doors were closed, but I knew from my examination in the morning that the flue of her fireplace tapped the chimney that rose from the drawing- room, and had nothing whatever to do with the library chimney. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson